About: Persian Gulf

Energy 17-07-2019

How vulnerable is Europe to conflict in the Strait of Hormuz?

NEWS ANALYSIS / The involvement of a British tanker in the latest military incident with Iran in the crucial oil shipment choke point has pulled Europe into the fray.
Transport 06-01-2016

New European carriers association split over unfair subsidies

The largest European airlines will join forces on 20 January to address growing costs. But differences over how to face foreign rivals will impede a unified challenge to competition abroad.
Transport 10-12-2015

Qatar Airways CEO voices doubt about proposed EU air traffic accords

The head of Qatar Airways on Wednesday cast doubt on proposed European Union air traffic agreements that might limit Gulf carriers from flying to European destinations because of what some see as unfair subsidies.
Transport 24-11-2015

Commission mulls new measures against aviation subsidies from third countries

The issue of subsidies and “unfair pricing” in the aviation sector will be an “important” part of the upcoming talks with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, according to the latest draft of the aviation package seen by EURACTIV.
Emirates Airbus A380
Competition 16-11-2015

Emirates urges caution on EU-level aviation agreement with Gulf countries

Emirates airlines fears that its flying rights could be frozen if the European Commission is allowed to use aviation negotiations with Persian Gulf countries as a way to challenge state subsidies to Gulf carriers.
Transport 12-11-2015

MEPs call for strong action against subsidies for Gulf airlines

The European Parliament called for fair competition from the Gulf countries in the aviation sector.
Emirates Airbus A380
Transport 10-11-2015

Commission working on law tackling unfair subsidies to non-EU airlines

The European Commission is working on a legislative proposal to tackle unfair competition from non-EU airlines which could include the ability to suspend air traffic rights.
Competition 01-04-2015

Gulf airlines hit back at European competition complaints

Persian Gulf-based airlines have warned against protectionism after France and Germany called on the European Union to look into allegations of social dumping and unfair subsidies from Gulf carriers.

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